SI Staff
Thursday April 23rd, 2015

For a second straight season, Tim Ream's efforts at Bolton have been noted by the club's supporters. 

Bolton's official supporters group named Ream, the U.S. men's national team center back, the team's Player of the Year, matching the feat he accomplished in 2013-14.

Bolton is mired in 17th place in England's second tier but is assured of staying up by being 11 points clear of the relegation zone with two matches left in the season. Ream has been a steady performer for the club and has remained a versatile asset across the back line, playing various positions as part of his 47 appearances (45 starts) in all competitions. 

Ream left the New York Red Bulls for Bolton after the 2011 MLS season, has been with the club ever since and signed a three-year extension last summer. He was called into Jurgen Klinsmann's U.S. camp for the pair of March friendlies, but he did not play against Denmark and he came on as an 89th-minute substitute against Switzerland.

Ream has 12 caps total for the USA and is in contention to be part of the Gold Cup squad this summer in a suddenly crowded battle at center back. Aside from Omar Gonzalez, Matt Besler and Geoff Cameron, John Brooks has featured more regularly under Klinsmann; Jermaine Jones has shifted back from the midfield to defense and Mexican-American Ventura Alvarado has joined the ranks in the last month.

GALLERY: U.S. Soccer in 2015

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